Monday, October 12, 2009


I couldn't let go. Really....I can't. I just got in from a week in the best vineyards & wineries in Washington State & all I want is another glass of some of that incredible juice. So I popped the cork on the Chateau Rollat "Rollat" 2005 Walla Walla. This beauty is comprised of 80% cabernet sauvignon & 15% merlot (both from Pepperbridge Vineyard) with 5% cabernet franc from Seven Hills Vineyard West. It has a nice dark currant & cedar note on the nose with hints of cassis & black cherry. The palate has a dark core of clove, black currant & a linear texture that is getting more plush by the minute. Oh geez....I miss Washington.


Naked Vines said...

Hey Michael
I saw your name on my list of attendees for Road Trip Washington. I was wondering what you thought of our side of Washington. Very different than the west. We think our terroir is very unique and special,producing incredibly wines with a rich core of fruit, great structure and longivity. This is a great place for grapes and wine geeks.
Hope all is going well,
Take care,
BTW: Boo called me today and said he met you and Brad at Joe's while making the rounds.

Michael Hughes said...

It was an incredible experience, truly. Starkly beautiful. I've loved WA wines for a long time now, I remember Richie's uncle sending him some K about 4 yrs ago. But after this trip my obsession has gotten worse! Too bad we didn't get to see each other & catch up. Hope all is well.